Same As It Ever Was

From the Exactitudes website:

Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek have worked together since October 1994. Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 8 years. Rotterdam’s heterogeneous, multicultural street scene remains a major source of inspiration for Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, although since 1998 they have also worked in cities abroad.

My take: cool!!!

Divine!

In addition to starring in Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Polyester, and Hairspray Divine also had a music career. Watch the video for Hard Magic here. The video and music and video are awful but given Divine’s career it almost seems fitting.

I also read that they are making a movie version of the musical (itself adapted from a movie) Hairspray. I’m not sure what to think of this. I know it will be awful as Hollywood can’t seem to leave well enough alone these days. Rumour has it that they may be casting John Travolta as Edna Turnblad. Jesus fucking Christ!

Dose Of Good Music

Kudos to Dose Magazine for doing a feature on indie rock from around the world. This is something that I’ve been advocating for some time so it’s nice to see that someone else gets its and hopefully it will inspire a few more people to seek out the sounds coming out of Non-Western countries.

Frankly I find it darn near criminal that indie-rock kids are ignoring bands like Sparta Locals and Supercar but are singing the praises of bands like the grating and unlistenable Fiery Furnaces and Broken Social Scene. In fairness, the first BSS album was okay but the latest suffers from “too many cooks in the kitchen” and is a mess. Besides, there’s far too much good music out there to be restricted by geography and language. Wasn’t the internet supposed to solve all that?

Funny Face

Say for instance you happen to be tied to a spinning wooden wheel while wearing a leather outfit (it could happen) – do yourself a favour and give the knives to someone else to throw as it only took me two throws to kill that poor lady. The second throw went directly through her heart. Jesus!

I really tried to win but I guess I’m, you know, retarded at games and shit. The only thing more surprising than my clumsiness was the look upon her face after the second knife. The kind of look that epitomizes, “Some asshole just stabbed me in the heart”. I guess I’ll stick to Solitaire.

Election Night

On Monday, I will be going (after I’ve voted of course) to the

Telus Convention Centre
136 8th Ave SW,
Exhibition Hall North Building, Upper Level

in Calgary to watch the election coverage. I’ll be there at 7:30. You’re welcome to come too. Cash Bar, Politically charged atmosphere and me! Be you Tory, Grit, NDP, Green, or Bloq, come on down and let the good times roll.

Neu Wave

Eon McKai’s (director of “Art School Sluts“) newest film “Neu Wave Hookers” was released just the other day on a deluxe 3 DVD set with incredible graphic design by Alaska. From the website”

When “working girls” get together to share some of their shocking trick-tales, we get brutally honest accounts of what it’s like to fuck for a living in the bowels of Los Angeles. These girls may have different stories, but they have one thing in common: “Old Mans Hands”. They find something else to share when they pick up an old VHS copy of the OG New Wave Hookers at a garage sale: something makes them keep watching, and before they know it, they’re captivated and turned-on, and they become… Neu Wave Hookers.

You may be wondering why it’s changed from New to Neu? One reason is because this isn’t a sequel; it’s a re-envisioning of the Dark Bros opus. And just as the girls in the original become freaks when exposed to the new wave music, the sizzling soundtrack to this film (Gold Chains, Dirty Sanchez, Avenue D, etc.) is enough to turn any slut into a Neu Wave Hooker. Eon McKai worked hard to bring you the neu shit, and with this project, he finally realized his dream of creating a stable where the guys are dreamy enough for your girlfriend, and the girls are nasty enough for your boyfriend. Eon McKai is even more sensitive, but even harder than ever. So tell her, she’s not a slut. . .she’s a Neu Wave Hooker. This is Neu Wave Hookers!

Wow. Porn for the post-modern world. While more fascinated than aroused, I am still glad that something like this exists if for any reason that it’s really pushing the limits of the genre. Don’t worry though, there won’t be any unmarked brown paper parcel arriving at my residence any time soon, I swear.

Robo-Flashcube







How can you make Flashcube.org twice as awesome? How about having it read by robots. Just click on the appropriate “Blog2Podcast” link above and be prepared to be amazed.

Until the real podcast comes out (Dear Joel, Please get your internet situation sorted.) this will have to do. It’s still being worked on, I swear. If by worked on you mean dreaming about rolling about Katamari Damacy style. Everything’s in place. I got the mic, I know how to make the software go. It’s just actually getting to doing it.

Also, due to popular demand I will again be sending out Valentine’s cards. Details to follow within the next day or so.

Note: The above post is much more entertaining as read by a robot or recorded to tape and played through a Teddy Ruxpin.